Liam Walpole

Senior Advocacy Officer, Remote Control Project

Liam Walpole started his role as Senior Advocacy Officer at Remote Control in July 2017. Liam worked for two different Members of Parliament at the House of Commons prior to this, supporting them in carrying out their duties in Parliament and their respective constituencies. While working in Parliament he held a diverse remit which included carrying out research; writing speeches; providing statistical and policy analysis; managing events and long-term projects; and engaging with parliamentarians, civil servants, diplomats and local dignitaries. He also supported his last employer who served as a Government Whip and before that, Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the Secretary of State for Transport and Leader of the House of Commons.

With both votes on determining UK intervention in Syria said to be the most interesting and insightful periods of his time working in Parliament. Remote Control serves as a unique environment to channel his passion and professional experiences into the advocacy work of the Project, with the ultimate goal of influencing the UK’s approach to military engagement overseas and across a broad spectrum of conflict zones.

Liam has a first class BSc in Politics and History from Brunel University and wrote his undergraduate thesis on President Barack Obama’s foreign policy in Afghanistan and the effectiveness of the then-President’s troop surge. Liam is currently studying a part-time Masters course in Diplomacy & Foreign Policy at City, University of London.